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Scientific Neighborhood Councils

NURTURE’s Scientific Neighborhood Councils cultivate administrative, mentorship, and research infrastructure that allow their respective scientific neighborhoods to flourish. Scientific Neighborhood Council members work closely with the Faculty Recruitment Ambassadors throughout the faculty search and hiring process. The membership of each Scientific Neighborhood Council is below.

Cancer

  • Sarki Abdulkadir, MD, PhD, Professor of Urology (Council Cochair)
  • Dave Cella, PhD, Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Council Cochair)
  • Vadim Backman, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Melissa Brown, PhD, Professor of Microbiology-Immunology
  • Navdeep Chandel, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical care)
  • Kathleen Green, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Toxicology
  • Maha Hussain, MBChB, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • Amy Paller, MD, Professor of Dermatology
  • Marcus Ernst Peter, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • Leon Platanias, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)
  • Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Betina Yanez, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences
  • MPI Representative: Melissa Simon, MD MPH, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cardiovascular

  • Guillermo Ameer, DSc Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery (Council Trichair)
  • Guillermo Oliver, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology & Hypertension) (Council Trichair)
  • Susan Quaggin, MD, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology & Hypertension) (Council Trichair)
  • Ron Ackermann, MD, Professor of Medicine
  • Hossein Ardehali, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology
  • Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Igor Efimov, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Charlesnika Tyon Evans, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Sadiya Khan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Daniel Lee, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology
  • Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, Professor of Preventive Medicine
  • Michael Markl, PhD, Professor of Cardiac Imaging and Professor of Radiology
  • Douglas Vaughn, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
  • MPI Representative: Clyde Yancy, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Brain, Mind and Behavior

  • Lauren Wakschlag, PhD, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (Council Cochair)
  • Catherine Woolley, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology (Council Cochair)
  • Matthew Davis, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
  • Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
  • Dimitri Krainc, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Physiology
  • Vijay Mittal, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • David Mohr, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine (Behavioral Medicine)
  • Brian Mustanski, PhD, Professor of Medical Social Sciences
  • Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Monica Perez, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Professor of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
  • D James Surmeier, PhD, Professor of Physiology
  • Darius Tandon, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences
  • Linda Teplin, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • John Walkup, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Katherine L Wisner, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • MPI Representative: Eric Perreault, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
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